It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
Only 50 percent of Americans participate in religious rituals even once per month, so why is the U.S. Congress opened with a Christian religious ritual every day? […]
This week, a study of children’s behavior published in the journal Current Biology concludes that children who are raised by religious families are less compassionate than children who are raised in non-religious households. Specifically, children from Christian families were less likely to share with others and were more likely to be judgmental of other children, […]
Yesterday, I wrote about one particularly odd finding in the latest survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life: In New York State, the survey says that there are less than half as many atheists as people who don’t believe in God.
Today, I want to focus on another finding by the […]
Perhaps there are aspects of being “atheist” besides not believing in God that many New Yorkers don’t want to associate themselves with. […]
I just got sent a pitch that centered around the following story: “We are an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Web Design Company.”
That’s a short story, right?
The International Organization for Standardization claims that “over one million” companies and organizations are ISO certified.
Google shows 39 million web pages claiming ISO 9001 certification.
If there are […]
What are you unwilling to question?
Lucky you, have the power to outsource work through an American company that profits from the economic and social vulnerability of people living in the Philippines. After all, you wouldn’t want to pay more than $9 per hour to have someone write “personal” replies to someone that you don’t care enough about to write to yourself, right? […]
Creation without consumption leads only to death. […]
What is this? Where is it?
I think I’m going to start calling myself the Duke of New Jersey and declare that people only have rights if they eat vegetables every day. […]
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